An authentic French farmhouse decor home tour in a beautiful old barn converted into a stunning home. If you love this style you’re sure to be inspired!
Today I have the pleasure of sharing one of my dear real life friend’s homes with you! If you’ve been following me for awhile you may have seen me share her home years ago. Let’s start with the garden, as in this centuries old barn it’s the first thing that you see when you enter beyond the gates.
This beautiful former barn is home to Tania Boureau of Grange de Charme (charming barn) and is in the French countryside about an hour south of Paris. Back in the early days of blogging before there was any social media or Instagram, those of us who were blogging often made friends with readers and fellow bloggers alike. Tania had reached out to me back then on a business trip to Miami and we’ve been friends ever since. We have a lot of fun visiting each-other’s homes when we can, and these photos (via iPhone) are from my trip to France this past spring. Let’s step inside and see more!
The view to the left as you enter Tania’s home lets you know immediately what she’s about. Her style embodies a relaxed feminine French farmhouse look that is infused with elegance, white slipcovers, French antiques, chandeliers, shabby chic and lots of artistic touches. Like many of us, she shops her own home and changes pieces around frequently. The painting is from Tania’s good friend, artist Laurence Amelie. I have had the opportunity to visit her home as well and you’ll find that post HERE.
The kitchen in Tania’s home is small on stature but full of life. Here she was on the day that we visited back in May, whipping up a delicious pavlova with fresh fruit. There are antique chandeliers everywhere and it’s easy to hang them from the original timber beams of this French farmhouse!
A quiet corner to contemplate, perhaps read a book while looking out at the garden. All of Tania’s furniture is sourced at a local brocante and often remade and reloved.
The living room has an alluring antique French mirror sitting on top of the marble mantel. French farmhouse decor at it’s finest with the rock wall that I believe used to be part of an exterior wall.
A cabinet of curiosities with bits and bobs kept safely behind the glass doors. A lover of antique books there are piles stacked all throughout the home.
In the summer there is an abundance of flowers in the garden, so there is always something to snip and bring inside.
Heading upstairs to the bedroom area and there is always something that catches your eye in this French farmhouse home.
Tania is an amazing artist that creates stunning silk flowers and floral creations. She sells her work in her Etsy shop here – Grange de Charme –as well as collaborating with Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic and others. Some glimpses into her studio and some of her current creations…
Her cat Shabby is always forgiven for playing in the piles of pretty things!
The mirrors serve to bring more light into the home and Tania prefers mirrors to art in most cases as I’ve talked about in THIS POST.
A few more shots of the garden and I hope that this charming barn inspired you today!